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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Vasco De Gama departed with his fleet from Lisbon Harbour for a trip to India .
7/8/1888 Fenardish Jyoki Antoniu, Konkani author and journalist, was born.
7/8/1907 Elphinstone Picture Palace was started by Jamshedji F. Madan at Calcutta.
7/8/1914 Jyoti Basu, former Chief Minister of West Bengal, was born.
7/8/1918 Montagu - Chelmsford Report was published. This report was prepared to reform the legislature of India. This report was made by Edwin Montagu who was the Secretary of States for India and Lord Chelmsford, who was the Viceroy.
7/8/1928 Eighteen died when an East Indian Railroad train was derailed after saboteurs removed part of the tracks.
7/8/1930 The King opens India House in the Aldwych, appealing for peace in India at London.
7/8/1954 Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, inaugurated world's longest Bhakra-Nangal Dam canal at Punjab.
7/8/1958 Lord Canning declared that since peace was established, it is better known as end of Indian Mutiny, 1857.
7/8/1971 Krishnarao Arkgudun, versatile Kannad author, died.
7/8/1972 Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996), was born in Calcutta.
7/8/1985 Sri Lanka Peace talks open in Thimphu.
7/8/1988 More than 100 people were killed and several injured as Bangalore-Trivandrum Island Express fell into Ashtamudi lake at Perumon in Quilon district of Kerala.
7/8/1991 25 tonnes of gold moved to London from India to raise $ 200 million loan.
7/8/1991 L.K. Advani recognised as the leader of the Opposition of BJP in the 10th Lok Sabha.
7/8/1996 T.N. Seshan, Chief Election Commissioner, wins Magsaysay award.
7/8/1996 Mathematical Olympiad was held in Mumbai - the first time in India (from 08-17, 1996).
7/8/1996 Suspended Dy. Municipal Commisioner Khairnar to be removed by Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
7/8/1996 Tamil Nadu Govt. moves SC for fresh directions to Karnataka govt. for release of 15 tmc. ft. of water.
7/8/1996 U.N. says India is leading in HIV infections.
7/8/1997 33 persons killed and 67 injured as blast rips through part of Ambala-bound train at Lehra Khana station in Bhatinda district, Punjab.
7/8/1999 The bodies of 12 soldiers, who martyred in Kargil battle, were brought to New Delhi. So far 321 soldiers were killed and 476 wounded in operation Vijay.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/17/1995Three North Eastern States removes restricted area permits (RAP).
10/2/1972Broadcasting of Mumabi Doordarshan started.
1/21/1820Dalpat Rai, modern Gujrati poet, was born.
2/21/1991Opposition boycotts the President's address as a protest against the dismissal of Tamil Nadu government.
5/25/1894Biharilal Chakravorty, bengali poet, passed away.
9/4/19676.5 earthquake at Koyna Dam in Maharashtra kills 200 people.
2/12/1960Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers.
8/1/1899Kamala Nehru, wife of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, great revolutionary freedom fighter and social worker, was born.
11/3/1997Vice President Krishan Kant presents India's 3-point 'South's positive agenda' at G-15 meet at Kuala Lumpur to ensure a fair deal in the process of globalisation.
10/23/1996Shankarsinh Waghela (Mahagujarat Janata party), new chief minister, sworn in at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.